Irene (Sawyer) Eller

July 16, 1931 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 89)


     Irene Eller, 89 of Tallulah Road in Robbinsville, NC passed away, Monday, November 9, 2020 at Graham healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

     She was a native of Graham County and the daughter of the late Coil Sawyer and Mary Turpin Sawyer Crisp. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Eller in 2004, her sons, Rev. William Michael Eller, David Gary Eller, her granddaughter, Amanda Eller Williams and 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

     She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Richard Eller, Keith and Alisa Eller all of Robbinsville, NC; sisters, Media Griggs, Opal Riddle, Betty Damelio all of Robbinsville, NC, Olean Williams of Alabama, and Mavis Godfrey of Gaffney, SC. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

     Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Lower Sawyers Creek Cemetery. The Reverends Jack Millsaps, Patrick Odell, and Max Turpin will officiate.

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Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Lower Sawyers Creek Cemetery
Lower Sawyers Creek Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771

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